GESIS - DBK - ZA0865

ZA0865: Saarland Election Investigation 1975 (Panel: Preliminary Investigation, May 1973)

Downloads and Data Access


Data access



Availability Availability A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
Download of Data and Documents Download of Data and Documents All downloads from this catalogue are free of charge. Data-sets available under access categories B and C must be ordered via the shopping cart. Charges apply! Please respect our Terms of use.

Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation    Kaase, Max (1973): Saarland Election Investigation 1975(Panel: Preliminary Investigation, May 1973). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0865 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA0865
TitleSaarland Election Investigation 1975 (Panel: Preliminary Investigation, May 1973)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1973)
Date of Collection05.1973 - 05.1973
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Kaase, Max - Lehrstuhl für Politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim


AbstractJudgement on politicians, parties, government and opposition on the occasion of the state parliament election in the Saarland. Topics: Political interest and political knowledge; sources of political information and self-assessment of extent to which informed; political conversations in one´s family and in one´s circle of friends; reference groups; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election and state parliament election; constancy of behavior at the polls since 1949; change of party sympathy since the last election; party preference (list procedure and rank order procedure); party one cannot vote for; party preference of family and friends; assumed openness of friends and colleagues in political conversations; sympathy scale for the parties and the most important federal politicians and state politicians; knowledge about the party affiliation of the prime minister; attitude to the resignation of Barzel as chairman of the CDU/CSU Federal Parliament faction; knowledge about the governing parties in the Saarland; preferred government coalition and attitude to a return of the FDP into the state parlament; satisfaction with the state government and evaluation of achievements; satisfaction with the opposition; assessment of the importance of political problems; most important tasks of the state government; issue ability of the parties; political preferences in the area of occupational and school training; attitude to the zero fare; judgement on the economic situation of the FRG and one´s own economic situation; assumed economic development in the future; satisfaction with democracy in the FRG; attitude to political participation and to citizen initiatives; understanding of democracy and assessment of the political possibilities to influence of the individual as well as of special interest groups; desired influence of the CSU on the CDU; attitude to the goals of the young socialists and expected influence on the policies of the SPD; self-assessment of social class; commuter; satisfaction with living conditions in the Saarland; local residency; membership in a trade union or party; self-assessment on the left-right continuum. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); religious denomination; religiousness; school education; occupation; employment; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; economic area; social origins. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; length of interview; type of city.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections


Geographic Coverage
  • Saarland (DE-SL)
UniverseGerman citizens (eligible voters) 16 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Multi-stage random sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorINFRATEST, Muenchen
Date of Collection
  • 05.1973

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe current data set contains the data of the first wave of a three-wave panel survey. Further studies on the state parliament election in the Saarland are available under ZA Study Nos. 0869 and 0870.
Number of Units: 2087
Number of Variables: 110
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): -


Relevant full texts
from SSOAR (automatically assigned)


  • State Elections in Saarland